Cleveland Browns center J.C. Tretter elected as NFLPA President
In a vote that concluded on Tuesday afternoon, the NFLPA elected Cleveland Browns center J.C. Tretter as their next president. As a graduate from Cornell University, Tretter’s degree and experience made him best for the job.
The NFL Players Association has elected a new President in the form of Cleveland Browns center J.C. Tretter.
Former Browns center and current Atlanta Falcons lineman Alex Mack was also elected as the group’s Treasurer.
Tretter has been vocal on social media about about the NFL’s owners and players’ efforts towards the league’s new collective bargaining agreement.
Now, the former Packers center will be able to spearhead those efforts for the league himself. Tretter takes over for Eric Winston, who was not able to be re-elected in 2019, as he did not play last season. This marks the second straight offensive lineman to be named as the association’s president, and the third in the last four presidents.
Tretter’s experiences at Cornell, majoring in labor relations, made him an ideal leader for the NFL’s current state. As the league’s players attempt to agree to a new collective bargaining agreement with the owners, Tretter’s relatively cool head and background on the subject may help the players to avoid a work stoppage.
Tretter has preached unity among players in the past, and will undoubtedly continue to do so as the NFLPA President. As the NFL most likely moves into a rather turbulent state in negotiations, Tretter’s constant presence should provide a solid rock for other players to affix themselves to.